Kevin Richert and Sadie Dittenber
A 46-24 vote left Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a library bill intact — and essentially brought the 88-day session to an anticlimactic close.
Friday’s vote came after a contentious debate with biblical overtones. Lawmakers were wrapping up the final bills on their calendar Friday.
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The actions came during a long 81st day of the legislative session. It was’t be the final day of the session. Both houses will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
The rare and resounding override marks Day 80 of the legislative session — a session that has already gone longer than lawmakers had hoped.
Sponsors pulled the $12 million-a-year pilot bill from the House Education Committee’s agenda. The abrupt move could also bring the Legislature’s protracted debate over school choice to a grinding halt.
In other news, find updates on the private school tuition bill, university building projects and the “In God We Trust” bill.